Daniel R. Diaz

Date of Birth

February 16, 1937

Date of Death

February 17, 2023

Daniel passed away peacefully on February 17, 2023, a day after his 86th birthday. He was born in Telixtlahuaca, Oaxaca, Mexico to Tomasa Ramos and Luis Diaz. He immigrated to the United States in 1963 and settled in Santa Barbara, CA. In 1970, Daniel began working at Hope Gardens and eventually became the gardener at Monterey Pines apartments, where he was known by everyone as Danny. He had a great work ethic and took pride in keeping the grounds of Monterey Pines looking beautiful. He retired in 2007.

Daniel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ana Maria, and his three children, Elizabeth, Eduardo, and Thomas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heijh, Daniel, Thomas, Khali, Nicholas, Mathew, Julissa, and his first great-grandson, Santiago.

Daniel worked hard and made sacrifices to give his children a better life than he had. He was proud of each one. He loved and looked forward to spending time with all his grandchildren, especially birthdays, holidays and the grandchildren’s sporting events.

Daniel loved music, he would often sit outside on the patio, overlooking his garden, and listen to Los Panchos. He would say listening to his music reminded him of his younger years.

We love you and will miss you Pops!

Services information: Viewing (4 -7 p.m.) and Rosary (7 p.m.) on March 8, 2023, at Welch-Ryce-Hader. Funeral mass on March 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows church. After the burial, friends and family are invited to Moose Lodge for a reception.


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